Dec 13th, 2017
NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are placing self-serve kiosks in Duane Reed drugstores in New York and through Walgreens’ website, Healthcare DIVE reports. The  kiosks are private, secure rooms with medical devices such as thermometers, blood pressure cuffs, and dermascopes patients use while consulting board-certified emergency physicians. This appends Walgreen’s Boots Alliance, w...
Dec 12th, 2017
The “Administrative Simplification: Certification of Compliance for Health Plans” proposed rule has been withdrawn. Although health plans still must comply with HIPAA electronic transaction regulations, they do not have to certify their compliance or else be fined. HHS Backs Down on Certification The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the proposed rule Jan. 2, ...
In CMS
Dec 6th, 2017
Before your healthcare organization hires on new staff, check the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE). It’s also a good idea to verify your current employees, as well. Not checking it could put you at risk for civil monetary penalties (CMPs). Government Protecting Tax Dollars If a provider or healthcare worker or entity is ...
Dec 5th, 2017
How to fulfill their legal right, legally. Patients have a federal right to “request to amend” their medical record. This right is conferred by the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, otherwise known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule of 2001 (45 C.F.R. § 164.526). Let’s review legal details so you can best formulate ...
In CMS
Nov 29th, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is looking for volunteers by Dec. 13 to pilot their HIPAA Administrative Simplification Optimization Project. HIPAA-covered health plans or clearinghouses may volunteer. The HIPAA Administrative Simplification‘s transaction standards goal is to reduce the varying electronic formats, making it easier for data to be shared and transferred. The ...